So what is going to be? New construction or an existing home? This is a tough question that many Veterans and Active Duty face. If you are active duty, or a now civilian working guy or gal, and you don't spend much time at home, a new construction may make sense due to the fact you won't have to be doing a ton of maintenance. Or, maybe you are a battle weary Veteran and just want some peace and quiet in the country away from people and annoying noises. Whatever your choice, there are pros and cons to both sides.